American Localization:Ceara State is located in the northeast
region of Brazil, situated in the extreme
eastern American meridian, almost totally
inserted in the Dry Desert Region. Looking
at it’s extreme points, we have
the following astronomic territorial
Punta de Jericoarcoara, at 2 degrees
46’30” of southern latitude.
has a priveleged geographic location,
being in the extreme north of the Ceara
State, having the ocean in the east as
well as in the west, being one of the
few places in continental Brasil where
it is possible to see the sun both rise
from and set into the ocean. The same
occurs with the moon rising and disappearing.
In order to see the sun set, the most
sought after spot is a giant dune situated
on the western side of the village, known
as the Sunset Dune (Duna Por do Sol).
It is a tradition in Jericoacoara to have
a Capoeira group everyday after the sunset.
Airport: The closest airport is Pinto Martins in Fortaleza, 317Km from Jericoacoara.
By Car:From Fortaleza, follow
route BR-222 until Itapipoca and than on
BR-482 and CE – 178 in direction of
Acarau. 5km before Acarau turn left towards
the city of Cruz This route goes by Cruz and
continues until Jijoca, which is your destination.
From Cruz until Jericoacoara there are 15km
of road through the dunes. Only those who
know the route can continue without a guide
and they must have a four wheel drive vehicle.
A guide can be hired in Jijoca who will indicate
the best route to Jericoacoara.
By bus: In Fortaleza, The Redencao
bus comnpany offers daily tickets to Jericoacoara.
One travels in a comfortable air conditioned
bus until Jijoca where you are transferred
to an open bed truck called a Jardineira,
which is adapted to travel the remaining 15
km through the dunes.
To consult bus travel schedule and ticket
cost, contact the Redencao bus company by
phone: (+5588)3669-3256 or 3669-2000.